HTC ONE battery discussion (usage, charging, etc.)Support

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  1. PrinceOfDorne

    PrinceOfDorne Well-Known Member

    To determine if it will charge faster than when it is turned on. Apparently, it charges just as slow.

  2. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    Yeah turning it off really has no effect on the charging speed. I did a non scientific timed test yesterday and charged my phone from 43% to 76% in an hour. that means it did 33% per hour which would put a full charge from 1% to 100% at 3 hours.
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    INSURGENCY Well-Known Member

    Im getting a solid 12 hours with heavy usage, always on battery saver.

    im a contractor so Im all over the place from job to job.

    WIfi Always on.
    all locations services always on.
    bluetooth off because I dont use it.
    2-3 hours of gps. (with either music or podcasts streaming while im driving)
    Blink feed constantly updating (i love blinkfeed)
    twitter constantly updating.
    20 emails a day.
    30-40 text messages .
    5 -10 (some times more) pictures a day.
    1 - 2 hours of phone calls

    All this and I get 12 hours a day. I also carry a Power bank in my tool bag. just in case. I do use it some times if Im streaming music over faux G while im working.

    But i have no complaints. Tmobile, fauxG plan, 50 bux a month.
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  4. devswap

    devswap Active Member

    I have heard that the charge time of the HTC one is slow - my typical charging would be from 50% to 100% - most of the time I am in the car commuting and being able to get a lot of charge into the phone over a short amount of time is preferable.

    Further, I am slightly nervous that the battery cannot be replaced. How many of you have had previous htc phones and how long have you had the phone before the battery degrades and doesnt hold its charge as well. I can quite easily see me charging the phone daily and sometimes more as well as being left on a dock each night. Thus it could charge 700 times in a two year contract - should that be a concern?

  5. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Well-Known Member

    The battery on my HTC Desire was still good for a full day's usage with something left in the tank after 3 years - and I charged it every day.

    I don't think it should be too much of a concern. Plus, if you're in Europe, you have a two year warranty which - presumably - would cover the battery as it is non-swappable.

    Lots of phone manufacturers have moved to non-swappable batteries. Given they all source their batteries from the same battery manufacturers, I see no reason why HTC should be any worse than anyone else.
  6. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    The phone/tablet limits the amount of amperage needed.
    So the charger's ability of amperage could be bigger than the phone's/tablet's needing, but should not less.

    And how does the phone/tablet know that it can charge in "AC" mode?
    It "looks" for jumpered data pins :)
    HTC and most of phone producers follows the recommendation of USB standards for USB chargers ... they jump the data pins of their modified chargers for to bring the phone in 'AC charging' mode, means rapid charging with high amperage.

    Wikipedia: Jumpered data pins on USB chargers

    With generic chargers this modificaton with jumpered pins is rare feature to find.
    So you'd look for a HTC charger :)

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  7. WA_Bob

    WA_Bob VIP Member VIP Member

    +1 - I upgraded my vehicle charger just for this reason! And it's also why I hate generic wall chargers - They usually won't charge fast enough to keep me untethered fast enough.
  8. KOLIO

    KOLIO Gruß vom Krampus Guide

    Anything over a 1A charger is not going to charge this particular phone any faster than the stock OEM charger.

    The 'quick charge' feature which is available on the SNAPDRAGON 600 chip was disabled for this phone,presumably to keep battery charging temperatures to a minimum, to prolong the serviceable life of the battery.

    However,some are reporting quicker charge times w/the latest update(s) that have been pushed to the HTC ONE,although no official documentation/statements support this.

    Gonna see if there is such an app in the GOOGLE PLAY STORE that will record/notify of charging time(s).

    The battery in the HTC ONE is of LITHIUM POLYMER construction,which is said to have a longer serviceable life vs LITHIUM ION.

    I wouldn't worry about it,as the phone has a 1yr warranty. Should you find a significantly measurable drop-off in battery life,file a warranty claim.
  9. devswap

    devswap Active Member

    Thanks for the replies - it was the comments about disabling the quick charge function that I was referring to. Does anyone know how much quicker this option would charge a battery. Is it 50% different - ie the ONE will take double the time to charge or is it fractional - 10% slower?

  10. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 On Probation

    I noticed the phone charges faster with WiFi turned off. And I have noticed my charging percentage will not increase at a steady rate if I'm charging my phone while surfing the net with the screen brightness up.
  11. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Its pretty simple. You're increasing the amount of power the phone is using, so there's a net decrease in the amount charging

    Check out battery monitor widget
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  12. tastycaramel

    tastycaramel Guest

    I think just try to get a charger that is more than 1A, like 2A or so. My S4 charges pretty fast with the 2A charger. It could charge even more faster with the phone turned off.
  13. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 On Probation

    The screen is so beautiful. I tried to lower the brightness to where it isn't slapping me in the face when I view a white webpage or the settings page.

    If it makes you feel any better I have an EVO 3D that I purchased in 2011. I thought I would need to buy a larger battery like I did with my EVO 4G. I didn't buy another battery and the one from HTC can run the phone for 8 days. That's simply amazing. With my HTC One I don't think about the battery because I am extremely comfortable with HTC products.
  14. tastycaramel

    tastycaramel Guest

    Why don't you just set auto brightness?
  15. KOLIO

    KOLIO Gruß vom Krampus Guide

    The charge rate seems to be consistent up to approx. the 95% level,then slow down for the remainder.

    Just clocked a charge from 10% to 60% @ about 70 minutes.
    So,given that,I'm giving a ballpark figure of 2.5-3.0 hrs for a 95%-100% charge.
    BTW,I'm using a 2A SAMSUNG charger that is OEM for the GALAXY NOTE 2.(A 2A charger will not damage a phone rated for lower amperage for charging,as this phone is in the .85-1.0 A range,if my memory serves me correctly).

    I saw a few apps in the GOOGLE PLAY STORE that supposedly speed up charge times, but,I'm steering clear of them,for if they can actually override the charging behavior of the phone,who knows if it is potentially overriding safeties to prevent overcharging/damage to the phone.
  16. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 On Probation

    Because all android nerds know that one of the quickest ways to drain the battery on most smartphones running Android is to utilize auto brightness. Auto brightness constantly adjusts the brightness and darkness of the screen. That is why in power saver mode the screen is dimmed instead of turning on auto brightness.
  17. tastycaramel

    tastycaramel Guest

    Compared to setting the brightness at full, I don't think that is going to affect so much.

    Btw I think I would take that advice into my battery conservation testing.
  18. GuitarG20

    GuitarG20 Clueless Senior Member Contributor

    I have had my HTC One XL for more than a year, and I have not experienced any degradation in battery life.
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  19. busted bones

    busted bones Well-Known Member

    Anyone have some good apps for checking runaway apps that are killing the battery? I'm 95% sure that an app is what killed my battery yesterday at a much faster rate than it should have. The only reason I'm not 100% certain is nothing popped up on the battery usage page when I checked it through the settings. I was in an area with great coverage and strong signal, I did everything I could to reduce battery consumption but I was still losing roughly 10% per hour with no use.

    The only other possibility is that when you unlock directly to the camera and then shut the screen off without exiting the camera it keeps the camera going. I highly doubt that, but it's the only thing I can think of.
  20. KOLIO

    KOLIO Gruß vom Krampus Guide

    BETTER BATTERY STATS or GSam BATTERY MONITOR are highly recommended throughout ANDROID FORUMS for detecting such runaway apps.
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  21. tastycaramel

    tastycaramel Guest

    Oh ya, better battery stats was it's name! Used to use this app on my Xperia Arc S when the infamous ics bug struck us, resulting in horrible battery lives. This app was used to detect one particular process that keeps on running.
  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I use both but find GSAMS far more user friendly.

    Since its recent update to show more wakelock info, the technical difference between the two has narrowed.
  23. busted bones

    busted bones Well-Known Member

    Alright, thanks guys. I'm going to give GSam Battery Monitor a run for a bit.

    Has anyone else possibly run into that issue with the camera? Its a long shot, but it would be interesting to see if anyone else has that problem.
  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Don't know if this helps - but if I just let my LTEvo (last year's One X) shut down with either the camera or gallery running, then they do continue to run in the background - and if you have geo-tagging set on in the camera, then it runs warm and awake with the screen off.

    That's a previous generation of hardware and software - made by the same guys - so, you know, worth considering.
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  25. busted bones

    busted bones Well-Known Member

    Interesting, it was really frustrating trying to figure it out yesterday as even while in airplane mode I was losing 3% in ten minutes of little to no use. Today I didn't use my camera at all and battery life was normal.

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